Google Sync End of Life

Starting January 30, 2013, you aren't able to set up new devices using Google Sync. Existing Google Sync connections continue to work and Google Sync continues to be fully supported for Google Workspace and Cloud Identity users.

Additionally, three other legacy syncing services have also reached their end of life and are no longer supported by Google for any users: Google Calendar Sync, Google Sync for Nokia S60, and SyncML

FAQs: Google Sync end of life

What is Google Sync?

Google Sync was designed to allow access to Gmail, Google Calendar, and Contacts via the Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync protocol. With the recent launch of CardDAV, Google now offers similar access via IMAP, CalDAV, and CardDAV. 

What do I need to do if I’m already using Google Sync?

Nothing. Existing users can continue to use Google Sync on their current devices.

Can I set up a new device using Google Sync? 

  • Yes, if you are a paid Google Workspace user.
  • No, if you aren't a paid Google Workspace user. 

What are the alternatives to Google Sync?

iPhone and iPad users should see Sync Google Contacts with your mobile device or computer.

Other users should see our sync site for instructions. You can also consult with your device carrier or manufacturer for how they recommend to sync with Gmail, Google Calendar, and Contacts. 

What will happen if I keep using Google Sync after January 30, 2013?

The service will continue to work for existing Google Sync devices. Google Sync will continue to work, be supported, and take new sign-ups for Google Workspace and Cloud Identity customers.

FAQs: Google Calendar Sync, Google Sync for Nokia S60, and SyncML end of life

Three other legacy syncing services have also reached their end of life and are no longer supported by Google for any user: Google Calendar Sync, Google Sync for Nokia S60, and SyncML

Who does this affect?

  • Google Calendar Sync: The Google Calendar Sync application is no longer supported for all users
  • Google Sync for Nokia S60: Google Sync for Nokia S60 is no longer supported for all users.
  • SyncML: SyncML is no longer supported for all users. 

What are the alternatives to Google Calendar Sync?

 Google Workspace and Cloud Identity customers can use G Suite Sync for Microsoft Outlook to sync their calendars.

What are the alternatives to Google Sync for Nokia S60 and SyncML?

If you are using SyncML, we recommend you to download your contacts and uninstall SyncML. Then, for both sync apps, consult Nokia’s Support site for the best alternative for your phone.



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